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Steam Bug Lets Other Users Access Your Account Fixed

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Now, Valve actually has some really great system in place to prevent highjackers getting any actual use out of situations like this; things like trading are automatically restricted after a password change, and Steam Guard will prevent users accessing the account from their own machines, if you’ve opted into that, which you should (hopefully Steam Guard codes weren’t affected by the same problem).


Still, it was pretty bad – but thankfully it’s all over now. In a statement supplied toKotaku, Valve said the problem was caused by a bug, which has now been definitely squashed. Affected users will have to ensure another password reset, but that should be the only fallout.


“Please note that while an account password was potentially modified during this period the password itself was not revealed. Also, if Steam Guard was enabled, the account was protected from unauthorised logins even if the password was modified,” Valve added.


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We didn’t want to report on this while it was happening because it was so, so easy to do, but a frankly embarrassing bug was found in Steam’s security this weekend. 


Finally, a medium that understands that its responsibility is more important than clickbait. 


But yeah, it was worrying that Valve has let an error like that slip through. 

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